We provide voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the
London Borough of Lewisham.

Call 020 8291 1747

Community Facilitator – Lewisham

Hours/days of work 35 hours per week – 1 year Fixed Term Contract.
Salary: £23,345 per annum.
Closing date/time: 5pm on Friday 26th July 2019,
Interview dates: Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th August 2019

We are looking for a self-motivated and community minded individual to provide a 1-2-1 facilitation service to vulnerable adults in Lewisham.  This exciting opportunity means that you will be the key point of contact for community support to meet identified needs. You will then work in partnership with Health and Social Care staff to deliver individualised support plans.

You will be based in Catford SE6 working as part of the Community Connections Team.

The successful candidate will have the following experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Experience of the issues affecting older people and their carers;
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of administration systems;
  • An understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding adults;
  • Literacy and numeracy skills at levels which will enable the post holder to keep accurate records, time sheets and write reports;
  • Excellent organisational skills including resources and time management;
  • IT skills, including Microsoft word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email.

And the ability to:

  • Listen and communicate well in person and over the phone;
  • Set and manage priorities within a busy office environment;
  • Use initiative appropriately and work as part of a team;
  • Carry out basic risk assessments;
  • Work with professionals from other services and organisations;
  • Work within our organisational policy framework
  • Work outside of normal office hours when required

Job Description & Person Specification
Application Form
Monitoring Form

Please either email your application and monitoring form to or post it for the attention of Evelyn Brady, Voluntary Services Lewisham, Lewisham Central Community Hub, The Leemore Centre, 29-39 Clarendon Rise, SE13 5ES.

Volunteer Opportunity

Want to make a difference? Want to DRIVE this MINIBUS?

Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) are looking for volunteer drivers and passenger assistants to support a group of vulnerable people to attend the Calabash day centre in Catford.

If you are available weekdays between 8am - 10.30am or 3.30pm – 6pm and want to make a difference to a Lewisham persons life then get in touch now for more details!!

Email, Call 020 8291 1747 or apply online NOW!!


We have an exciting project that we are running in collaboration with Voluntary Action Lewisham (VAL) through which we are building capacity and recruiting volunteers for smaller organisations in South West Lewisham. The organisations may not have paid members of staff and are relying solely on volunteer support to provide services such as group befriending, help with cooking for a group or supporting a carer/ child group. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Tess on 02082911747 or email

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Voluntary Services Lewisham , is the working name for the Voluntary Service Association Ltd.

We were founded in 1969 and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with an Investors in Volunteers Accreditation. NCVO’s Befriending and Mentoring Approved Provider Standard.


We provide direct voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the London Borough of Lewisham. We deliver services such as befriending, shopping, gardening, mental health support projects and transport.

We aim to improve the quality of life of our service users, by helping them to take part in community activities and be independent.

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies as appropriate to ensure effective and professionally delivered services.

To find out more about our services and how you can access them, click on the coloured buttons at the top of this page.


We recruit, train and place volunteers in activities which develop their skills and confidence. We promote volunteering and actively work to identify new opportunities for our volunteers.

Do you live or work within the Borough of Lewisham? Do you have some time to offer? Would you like to share your skills, knowledge and experience? Would you like to discover and develop new skills? If so we would love to hear from you. Just click on our Volunteering Opportunities tab.